“Vt. joins other states in same-sex marriage appeal”

UK: “PM dodges gay awards over same-sex marriage ‘uproar’”

Polyamory and Same-Sex Marriage | Mona Charen at NRO

“Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?” | Jason Steidl at Washington Post

    Jason Steidl at Washington Post: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois recently leveled charges of blasphemy against a group of Catholic advocates for gay rights who were planning to pray in the cathedral before a 5:15 pm Mass. These members of the Rainbow Sash Movement intended to wear the colorful sashes and pray a rosary in protest against the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. The bishop, however, with the backing of law enforcement, prohibited anyone with sashes from entering the cathedral . . . For Catholic supporters of gay marriage, history proves that their dissent, along with the corresponding criticisms and condemnations from bishops, is part of a long tradition of dialogue within the body of faith. Often the condemned minority becomes the accepted majority, and church teaching evolves.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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“New Mexico Justices to Rule on Gay Marriage” | NY Times

“New Mexico court considers legalizing gay marriage” | Wisconsin Gazette

A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at First Things

Rasmussen: “44% Favor Gay Marriage, 44% Oppose”

Academy May Drop Religious Reference From OathStates get sued for enforcing ‘gay rights’

Justices hear same-sex registry appeal | WSAU.com

“Questions, Answers On Gay Marriage In NJ”

“New Mexico’s Highest Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case” | On Top Magazine

Legal Unions Imitating Marriage | Video of Oral Arguments at WI Supreme Court

WI: State Supreme Court hints it may strike down part of domestic partnership law | Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Partnership Law Fought as Too Like Marriage | Bloomberg

Five Ways Lenin’s Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily: The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn’t be liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that’s why Lenin specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a “New Soviet Man.” Five elements stand out in how Lenin and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.

  • Posted: 10/24/2013
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Rally for marriage in Springfield, IL

Illinois Catholic Bishop disallows homosexual protests in church, calls it blasphemy

Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Legal Unions Imitating Marriage | Charisma News

Oklahoma same-sex couple uses tribal law to get marriage license

Governor Christie Surrenders; New Jersey Begins Same-sex Marriage | The New American

Point of View: So pretend you’re a photographer: Your conscience or your livelihood? | Eric Metaxas at Point of View

NM Supreme Court to hear arguments in defense of state’s marriage laws | Alliance Defending Freedom

New Jersey “gay marriage” begins with Christian protester, Booker says no ‘substantive and worthy objections”

“Family and medical leave now available for feds with same-sex spouses”

What’s next in the nationwide struggle over same-sex marriage? | PBS

Utah: State attorneys say traditional marriage is best for children, families

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce opposes marriage amendment

Influential Homosexuals Push To Change GOP Positions On Marriage

Study Shows Alternate Lifestyles Put Kids at Disadvantage

Local Australian Parliament Votes to Redefine Marriage

The Death of Legal Reason in New Jersey | Matthew J. Franck at NRO

Illinois Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage

NJ Family Policy Council: Christie Administration Drops Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

“Christie’s Gay Marriage Punt and 2016″

“Gay advocates urge Corbett to follow Christie”

Efforts to redefine marriage in Ore., key states

Social-Conservative Leaders Frustrated with Christie

ACT prepares to debate marriage redefinition

“Gay Marriage to Go Ahead in New Jersey; State’s Delay Request Turned Down” | Christian Post

New Lawsuit Challenges Marriage in Tennessee

N.J. Gov. Christie abandons marriage suit

NJ Senator Doherty on marriage: Christie acquiesced to judicial activism, no vote by the people or legislature

“Supreme Court’s DOMA decision driving same-sex marriage efforts in states” | Pew Research

African-American clergy hold key to marriage in Illinois

Hawaii: “Same-sex marriage religious exemptions”

“Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey”

Lambda Legal Appeals Nevada Marriage Lawsuit To Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

New Jersey Supreme Court court to allow same-sex “marriages”

“Case Against Michigan Ban on Gay Unions Is Sent to Trial” | NY Times

Two New Essays on Post-Windsor Choice-of-Law Questions

“Court: French Mayors Must Conduct Gay Marriages”

Advocates in contest to argue marriage redefinition at SCOTUS | BuzzFeed

State judges, legislators weigh marriage

“AF clarifies same sex marriage policy”

ACLU brief supports redefinition of marriage in Utah

Oregon To Recognize Marriages Of Same-Sex Couples Wed In Other States

    Buzzfeed (includes text of memo): Oregon Chief Operating Officer and Director of Administrative Services Michael Jordan issued a memo to state agencies Wednesday ordering the recognition of all legal marriages performed outside of the state — including the marriages of same-sex couples. “Oregon agencies must recognize all out-of-state marriages for the purposes of administering state programs,” Jordan states in the memo. “That includes legal, same sex marriages performed in other states and countries.”

    KATU.com (includes video): “Same-sex marriage decision leaves Oregon in an ironic spot”
    Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple’s marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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Using Public Information to Protect Religious Liberty | Brian Simboli at Crisis Magazine

Suit Challenges Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Ban | Religion Clause Blog

“Scots gay marriage Bill may be scuppered by IT blunder”

“Transgender woman fights for her marriage and gender identity in European Court”

Mich. judge expected to rule today on marriage amendment

Suit challenges Oregon marriage amendment

Mich. Suit to Redefine Marriage Will Go To Trial

“Michigan’s 2004 Gay Marriage Ban Faces Challenge” | AP

“Gay Marriage Does Not Promote ‘Responsible Procreation,’ Says Utah”

UK: Proportion of babies born in wedlock falls to new low of just 53 per cent

“Gay marriage in Michigan: See which county clerks ready to issue licenses if federal judge lifts ban”

Hawaii’s largest faiths oppose legislation that redefines marriage

Same-Sex Marriage Makes Liberal Judges Irrational | Matthew J. Frank at Public Discourse

Will Discrimination Cost Us Religious Freedom?

NC official to accept same sex “marriage” applications

Kids in California can now legally have three parents